Annual Renewal - Dental Therapists

Dental therapists must renew their registration annually. BCCOHP’s registration year runs from April 1 each year until March 31 the following year.

The renewal period will open each February for the following year. 

Annual renewal is now closed.

Have questions? Please contact us.


0-60 days lapsed 

If you have not renewed your registration by April 1 each year, your certification will lapse and you must apply for reinstatement; you cannot practice until you reinstate. 

Reinstatements completed within 60 days from the renewal deadline can be completed online by logging into your account, completing the online form, paying your annual fee as well as the reinstatement fee. The annual renewal and other relevant fees can be found on the annual renewal page. 

Lapsed for more than 60 days 

To reinstate after your registration has lapsed for more than 60 days requires completion of a separate reinstatement application process and an increased reinstatement fee. You must meet the Quality Assurance requirements for continuing education and continuous practice.

Dental therapists must ensure the following is current:

Reminder: Dental therapists must keep their contact information up to date with BCCOHP.

Annual Renewal FAQ for Dental Therapists

Dental therapist login and payment

On thelogin page, click “Forgot password? Click here.” Fill out the form to receive an email with a temporary password. If you do not receive the email, please check your junk or spam mailbox. 

It may take 15 minutes for a temporary password to be delivered to you via email. Please refrain from submitting additional temporary password requests. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, please use the contact us page or call 672-202-0458 (toll-free: 1-866-329-7093) to get in touch. 

Clear your browser’s cache, and then try logging in again. Additionally, we recommend using the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.

Still not working? Please call BCCOHP at 672-202-0458 (toll-free: 1-866-329-7093).

Mastercard and Visa credit cards are accepted, but Mastercard/Visa debit cards are not. Interac for TD Bank, First Nations Bank of Canada and most BC Credit Unions are accepted.   

If you receive an error message while paying, please contact your bank to ensure there are no issues on their end before making another attempt with payment using the same credit card. If the issue is not banking-related, try another payment method or please use the contact us page to get in touch.

Payment by cheque, money order or bank draft is acceptable. Please mail your cheque, money order or bank draft with the exact amount by March 31 to: 

110-1765 West 8th Avenue 
Vancouver, BC V6J 5C6 

Note: You must complete and submit an online renewal before providing payment.   

BCCOHP does not accept payments by telephone, in cash, or those delivered in person. 

Accepted payment methods include cheque (by mail), Mastercard and Visa credit cards, and Interac for TD Bank, First Nations Bank of Canada and most BC Credit Unions. Mastercard/Visa debit cards are not accepted.

Additionally, BCCOHP does not accept payments by telephone, in cash, or those delivered in person. 

There is a five-year mandatory re-check for criminal records. Every year, you are charged a fifth of the criminal record check fee. On the fifth year when your re-check is due, your criminal record check will be automatically resent to the government. 

This year, you will be renewing your certification for 13 months instead of one year. This is due to the renewal deadline having changed from February 28 to March 31. This year, annual renewal will cover a period of 13 months rather than 12. The fee for the 13th month will be reflected in the online renewal form for March 2023. 

Criminal record check

Criminal record checks cost $28. BCCOHP collects one fifth of the CRC fee ($5.60) each year at annual renewal. 
This is the amount charged by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, not BCCOHP, to complete a criminal record check. 

For new applicants, a fee of $28 will need to be paid for your criminal record check. Existing registrants will pay $5.60 per year during annual renewal. BCCOHP collects the money and submits payment to the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General on an applicants’ behalf. 

Although BCCOHP will be sending your criminal record check to the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General on your behalf, you will still be responsible to providing requested correspondence to the ministry, such as fingerprint requests and adjudication. 

Dental therapist renewal

If you are resigning your dental therapist registration, you can select the option “resigned from register” under registration categories in the renewal form. 

If your registration lapsed, and you wish to reinstate your registration, please get in touch using our contact form.   

You cannot practice until you reinstate your registration.  

Registration expiry dates have changed  to reflect BCCOHP’s fiscal year beginning on April 1. This means if your registration was made effective prior April 1, 2023, you must renew by March 31, 2023 to continue holding registration. 

If you are planning to resign and will not practice in March 2023, you may apply to resign from the register on or before March 1, 2023. Please send an email to stating that you wish to resign before March 1, 2023. Your status will be updated to “resigned from register” and you will not pay the additional one-month fee.

Dental therapist quality assurance

To renew, reinstate or transfer to practising registration, you must meet BCCOHP’s Quality Assurance requirements including:  

  1. Continuing education (CE) – Dental Therapists must have the minimum of 75 CE credits completed in a three year cycle.
  2. Continuous Practice hours (CP) – Dental Therapists must have the minimum 900 practice hours in the three preceding calendar years

The minimum continuous practice requirement is 900 hours in the preceding three calendar years. If you do not meet this requirement, please get in touch using our contact form for further information.

The minimum continuing education requirement for dental therapists is 75 credits per quality assurance program cycle. Log in to the BCCOHP website to view your CE transcript. 

Note: If your CE requirement is incomplete and your cycle has expired, contact us viaour contact form for next steps.  

If the CE credits you submitted are not selected for audit, your submission status will remain as “submitted” at the end of the submission day, and the credits will be added to your total CE credits for that cycle. 

Information about the CE submission and audit process is available online.  For the information about CE statuses, please review ourCE transcript terminology.